On Friday, October 29, The Loyalty Foundation returned to Flint, Michigan for the third time to distribute Chromebooks to children in need, this time in conjunction with Tauzzari Robinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Flint. Popular Publicity reached out to local media, including Local reporters Carmen Nesbitt of Flint Beat and Dylan Goetz of M LIVE who both came down to cover the big day.
Thank you to Dylan Goetz from M LIVE. Here is an excerpt from his story:
FLINT, MI — Flint families were surprised with new Chromebooks for their children during a Friday morning distribution at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint received a donation from The Loyalty Foundation, a New York-based organization, of 100 Chromebooks to distribute to children that the club serves.
This 100 Chromebook donation comes after a 50 Chromebook donation from the foundation last year.
Loyalty Foundation Founder and Chairman David Neeman was at the Flint club this morning to watch distribution and tour the facilities. Neeman said he believes every child should have access to technology.
“It’s the future and the present,” he said. “When you open technology to someone, if you think about it, they now have access to everything we know about the universe. … You can build yourself a future, a very lucrative future, and it doesn’t matter where you are.”
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Thank you to Carmen Nesbitt from Flint Beat. Below is an excerpt from her story:
Flint, MI—When Tiffany Webb, a mother of two teenagers, arrived at The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint to pick up a care package, she didn’t expect to be handed a free laptop.
“I was like, ‘What? Are you serious? Is this a prank?’” Webb said.
She, along with 49 other families in need, come to The Boys and Girls Club of Flint each month for “Club At-Home Packages” stocked with board games, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, masks, and other items. But this month’s distribution included a special surprise: a Chromebook.
“This is such a blessing because we have been struggling especially since the pandemic. And I’ve been very sick with kidney failure and not able to afford a lot of things. I used to be a nurse and I’m just really down because I can’t work. So, to receive something like this is a big help,” Webb said.
The laptops were donated by The Loyalty Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit that aims to narrow the digital divide by getting technology into the hands of underserved youth. This is the second year they’ve partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint, a nonprofit that provides afterschool programs to 1,000 Flint-area youths.
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